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Search In Longs Peak and Mount Meeker Area

On the morning of July 28, Rocky Mountain National Park rangers were notified by a family member that Jay Yambert, 56, of Champaign, Illinois, was overdue. Yambert had planned to summit Longs Peak on the east side, via The Loft on Sunday, July 27. At 4:30 p.m. yesterday he was in touch with family and indicated that he would be late getting back to the trailhead. They contacted the park this morning when th ...

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Old Fall River Road To Close To All Uses For Flood Damage Repairs

On Monday, July 28, Old Fall River Road in Rocky Mountain National Park will close to all uses including pedestrians and hikers, as major repair work begins on the road and the Alluvial Fan bridge. Old Fall River Road received significant damages during the September 2013 flood. The road has been closed since last September to vehicles and bicycles but pedestrians and hikers had been allowed on the road. Al ...

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Incident Above Loomis Lake

Last Friday afternoon, park rangers were contacted via cell phone by a 31-year-old man who indicated he had fallen an unknown distance while glissading down Gabletop Mountain, which is above Loomis Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. He reported numerous injuries. The US Forest Service Northern Colorado helicopter used earlier for the body recovery from Longs Peak was utilized for aerial reconnaissance. U ...

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Fatality On Longs Peak

On Friday, July 25, at 7:00 a.m., park rangers were contacted by a person climbing the Keyhole Route on Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park. The caller notified rangers that he and a group he was climbing with saw a body below The Ledges of the Keyhole Route. Rangers reached the body at 10:15 a.m. and confirmed that a male was deceased. The incident is under investigation, no foul play is suspected. ...

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Input Provided On Guided Climbing Commercial Services Strategy In RMNP

Rocky Mountain National Park staff met with the commercial guided climbing community and interested stakeholders at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, CO. The park is currently undergoing a review and analysis of contracting practices and policies regarding commercial guided climbing at the park.  This summer, an updated commercial services strategy for guided climbing is being developed and this ...

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Cardiac Fatality In Rocky Mountain National Park

On Monday afternoon, park rangers were notified of a cardiac emergency on Trail Ridge Road, ½ mile west of Forest Canyon Overlook at roughly 11,800 feet, at a vehicle pull-out area. The incident was not related to lightning. Park rangers reached the 67-year-old woman and began advanced medical care but the woman remained unresponsive and was pronounced dead at the scene. Rangers were assisted by an ambulanc ...

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Second Lightning Fatality In Two Days At Rocky Mountain National Park

At approximately 3:50 p.m. on, Saturday, July 12, park rangers were notified of a lightning strike that occurred near Rainbow Curve in Rocky Mountain National Park. Rainbow Curve is located at 10,829 feet along Trail Ridge Road. Rangers responded to four injured people. Four were taken to Estes Park Medical Center via ambulance,  one man succumbed to his injuries. On, Friday, July 11, at approximately 1:20 ...

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Lightning Strike Kills One

At approximately 1:20 p.m. on Friday, July 11 park staff were notified of a lighting strike that occurred on the Ute Crossing Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park. This area is located off of Trail Ridge Road between Rainbow Curve and Forest Canyon Overlook. Eight people were affected by the lightning strike with a variety of injuries. One woman died from her injuries. Of the remaining seven, two were tran ...

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